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2021 Fall: August 18 - December 14
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Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
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80137 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Izmirli, Idil P Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
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80257 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Larscheid, Mary E Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
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80259 6382 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: McCourt, Andrea E Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
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80682 6383 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Knapp, James L Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
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80683 6384 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Rosen, Jennifer L Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
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81693 6385 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Kraus, Rebecca S Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
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81904 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Warren-Jeanpiere, Lari L Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
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81905 6981 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Ellis, Renee R Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
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82190 6982 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Choi, Joanne EJ Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
83163 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Sadeghi, Sahar Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
83164 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Larscheid, Mary E Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
83363 7382 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Potdar, Rukmini R Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
83456 7383 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Morgan, Daniel E Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
83457 7384 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Ngala, Benedict O Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
86926 6386 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Smith, Alan R Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods in sociology. The objective is to apply sociological imagination, perspectives, and research to uncover patterns of social behavior. Topics include culture, socialization, groups, deviance, stratification, institutions, and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 102 or SOCY 100.
87342 7385 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Izmirli, Idil P Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 300 American Society (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An intermediate-level survey of the structure and organization of American society, with special reference to recent social changes. The aim is to describe trends and patterns of social change in American society; compare American and global perspectives of American social values; and apply sociological theories to examine the character, structure, values, and ideology of contemporary American social thought. Topics include individualism, community commitment, and improving tolerance and equity in American society.
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80685 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Moayed-Amini, Soheyl Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 300 American Society (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An intermediate-level survey of the structure and organization of American society, with special reference to recent social changes. The aim is to describe trends and patterns of social change in American society; compare American and global perspectives of American social values; and apply sociological theories to examine the character, structure, values, and ideology of contemporary American social thought. Topics include individualism, community commitment, and improving tolerance and equity in American society.
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82192 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Kofman, Larisa Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 300 American Society (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An intermediate-level survey of the structure and organization of American society, with special reference to recent social changes. The aim is to describe trends and patterns of social change in American society; compare American and global perspectives of American social values; and apply sociological theories to examine the character, structure, values, and ideology of contemporary American social thought. Topics include individualism, community commitment, and improving tolerance and equity in American society.
83231 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Norton, Aaron Travis Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 300 American Society (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An intermediate-level survey of the structure and organization of American society, with special reference to recent social changes. The aim is to describe trends and patterns of social change in American society; compare American and global perspectives of American social values; and apply sociological theories to examine the character, structure, values, and ideology of contemporary American social thought. Topics include individualism, community commitment, and improving tolerance and equity in American society.
87301 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Smith, Alan R Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 313 The Individual and Society (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. A sociological examination of how individuals shape and are shaped by society. Students will analyze and communicate how the individual self is molded through social forces and how individuals contribute to the continuous creation of society, using micro-level sociological theories and concepts. Discussions will apply sociological concepts and theories to examine interpersonal relations, group processes, identity, and social change. Topics include the influence of social inequality on identity, the social aspects of emotion management, interpersonal conflict and cooperation, and workplace interactions. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 312, SOCY 311, or SOCY 313.
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80539 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Livojevic-Davis, Michele M Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 313 The Individual and Society (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. A sociological examination of how individuals shape and are shaped by society. Students will analyze and communicate how the individual self is molded through social forces and how individuals contribute to the continuous creation of society, using micro-level sociological theories and concepts. Discussions will apply sociological concepts and theories to examine interpersonal relations, group processes, identity, and social change. Topics include the influence of social inequality on identity, the social aspects of emotion management, interpersonal conflict and cooperation, and workplace interactions. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 312, SOCY 311, or SOCY 313.
83458 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Huff, David J Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 313 The Individual and Society (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. A sociological examination of how individuals shape and are shaped by society. Students will analyze and communicate how the individual self is molded through social forces and how individuals contribute to the continuous creation of society, using micro-level sociological theories and concepts. Discussions will apply sociological concepts and theories to examine interpersonal relations, group processes, identity, and social change. Topics include the influence of social inequality on identity, the social aspects of emotion management, interpersonal conflict and cooperation, and workplace interactions. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 312, SOCY 311, or SOCY 313.
87140 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Moayed-Amini, Soheyl Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 325 The Sociology of Gender (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An inquiry into how gender is socially constructed and reconstructed in contemporary society. The aim is to assess the interaction between gender and other social identities.
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80396 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Brooks, Courtney E Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 325 The Sociology of Gender (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An inquiry into how gender is socially constructed and reconstructed in contemporary society. The aim is to assess the interaction between gender and other social identities.
83099 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Baker, Robin E Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 325 The Sociology of Gender (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An inquiry into how gender is socially constructed and reconstructed in contemporary society. The aim is to assess the interaction between gender and other social identities.
87048 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Needleman-Newman, Jamie M Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 350 Contemporary Social Problems (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An advanced examination of various personal, institutional, cultural, historical, and global problems that confront American society today. Problems discussed range from crime, domestic violence, and alienation in modern society to the environment and political conflict. Emphasis is on issues of technology and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: SOCY 105, SOCY 210, or SOCY 350.
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80882 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Huff, David J Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 350 Contemporary Social Problems (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An advanced examination of various personal, institutional, cultural, historical, and global problems that confront American society today. Problems discussed range from crime, domestic violence, and alienation in modern society to the environment and political conflict. Emphasis is on issues of technology and social change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: SOCY 105, SOCY 210, or SOCY 350.
83459 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Livojevic-Davis, Michele M Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 423 Race and Ethnicity: A Global Perspective (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An advanced examination of race and ethnicity in a variety of social and cultural contexts across the globe. The aim is to apply sociological theories and concepts to understand how race and ethnicity are constructed; how prejudice develops; the ways in which structural racism manifests in society; the social effects of migration and immigration; the global outcomes of slavery and genocide; and how social movements seek to effect change for a more equitable society. Topics include theories of prejudice transmission and reduction, critical race theory, and global consequences of structural racism related to climate change and health.
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80377 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Ngala, Benedict O Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 423 Race and Ethnicity: A Global Perspective (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An advanced examination of race and ethnicity in a variety of social and cultural contexts across the globe. The aim is to apply sociological theories and concepts to understand how race and ethnicity are constructed; how prejudice develops; the ways in which structural racism manifests in society; the social effects of migration and immigration; the global outcomes of slavery and genocide; and how social movements seek to effect change for a more equitable society. Topics include theories of prejudice transmission and reduction, critical race theory, and global consequences of structural racism related to climate change and health.
83460 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Bond, Helen Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 426 Sociology of Religion (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. Recommended: BEHS 220 or HUMN 350. An advanced examination of religion from a sociological perspective. The aim is to evaluate the influence of social location on religious beliefs and attitudes; examine relationships between church and state; and analyze current religious conflicts and controversies. Topics include fundamentalism versus extremism; modernity; religious conflicts; and the relationship of religion with race, class, gender, sexuality, and politics.
83096 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Maurer, Donna J Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 443 Sociology of the Family (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An advanced examination of the family in society. The goal is to analyze, communicate, and project trends regarding family structures and outcomes through the application of major sociological perspectives. Discussions will use sociological research to describe some of the following: changing definitions of family; demographic trends in marriage and family patterns; social dynamics within families; and the effects of technology on family relationships. Topics include single parenting, blended families, cultural differences among families, changes in families over the life course, and governmental policies regarding families.
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81030 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Kouzis, Anthony C Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 443 Sociology of the Family (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An advanced examination of the family in society. The goal is to analyze, communicate, and project trends regarding family structures and outcomes through the application of major sociological perspectives. Discussions will use sociological research to describe some of the following: changing definitions of family; demographic trends in marriage and family patterns; social dynamics within families; and the effects of technology on family relationships. Topics include single parenting, blended families, cultural differences among families, changes in families over the life course, and governmental policies regarding families.
83232 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: McCourt, Andrea E Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 443 Sociology of the Family (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An advanced examination of the family in society. The goal is to analyze, communicate, and project trends regarding family structures and outcomes through the application of major sociological perspectives. Discussions will use sociological research to describe some of the following: changing definitions of family; demographic trends in marriage and family patterns; social dynamics within families; and the effects of technology on family relationships. Topics include single parenting, blended families, cultural differences among families, changes in families over the life course, and governmental policies regarding families.
87211 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Kouzis, Anthony C Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 462 Women in the Military (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An advanced examination of women in the military from a sociological perspective. The objective is to understand gender, power, and the changing roles of women in the military; assess how policies affect women in the military; examine military, community, and family support systems for military women; and compare the roles and duties of women in the U.S. armed forces in war and peacetime with those of military women in other countries. Topics include the social construction of gender and sexuality of the armed forces; the history of women in the military; violence against women in the military; rank, status, and advancement of women in the military; and postmilitary transitions and career options for women.
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80575 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Kofman, Larisa Syllabus Course Materials
SOCY 473 Cities and Communities (3)
Prerequisite: SOCY 100. An advanced sociological study of cities and the urban land­scape. The aim is to apply major sociological theories to inves­tigate interdependencies between social action, urbanization, and the environment. Focus is on current issues relevant to the challenge of building livable and sustainable cities. Topics include urban social networks, suburbanization, social prob­lems of urbanization, and urban planning and policies.
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81545 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Meminger, Maisha Syllabus Course Materials
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